Combining traditional myth, oral history and re-worked European legend to depict an ancient realm of heroism and wonder, the seven tales collected here are among the most fantastical of all the Norse romances. Powerfully inspired works of Icelandic imagination, they relate intriguing, often comical tales of famous kings, difficult gods and women of great beauty, goodness or cunning. The tales plunder a wide range of earlier literature from Homer to the French romances—as in the tale of the wandering hero Arrow-Odd, which combines several older legends, or Egil and Asmund, where the story of Odysseus and the Cyclops is skilfully adapted into a traditional Norse legend. These are among the most outrageous, delightful and exhilarating tales in all Icelandic literature.
Songs on Bronze is the first major retelling of Greek mythology in half a century; a set of lively, racy, dramatic versions of the great myths, which, in a multicultural society, are recognized more than ever as stories without equal
Hardcover. Large octavo. xvi + 295pp. Bound in desert sand cloth, stamped in black on front and spine, embossed deep blue endpapers, bibliography and index. B&w illustrations, photographs, maps, diagrams, tables etc. Textured gold dustjacket. The standard 'Star Travellers Edition limited to 1,000 hand numbered copies. From the publisher: "A defining text of the new magical renaissance, Star.Ships addresses the question of who we are now by tracing where we come from, and by drawing out the stories and the spirits that have journeyed and evolved with us.
The most comprehensive introduction available to the Golden Dawn system of initiation. An ideal introduction to the numerous complex and obscure mystical writings of Aleister Crowley. Includes practical exercises for developing the will and the imagination.
Following the success of Quadrivium, Sciencia, and Designa in the acclaimed Wooden Books series, Trivium is a compendium of writings on the classical subjects at the heart of a liberal education, bringing the wisdom of the past into the twenty-first century.
Limited to 1000 copies of which this is number 994.
Hardcover. Octavo. 280pp. Deep olive green cloth dramatically illustrated with a metallic red death's head stamped on the upper board, red endpapers, notes and index. Well illustrated in b&w with characters, sigils, magic squares, and pontos riscados. A limited and hand-numbered edition of a thousand copies. Of the book, the publisher notes: The True Grimoire is a major contribution to the practice and study of Goetic magic. The neglected Grimorium Verum has been restored to it's rightful place as a potent and coherent system of Goetic magic. Jake Stratton-Kent has reconstructed a working version from the corrupted Italian and French versions of this important grimoire. As a practicing Necromancer with 37 years of experience his Verum is a clear exposition of how to contact and build a relationship with the spirits. The True Grimoire springs from the source of Goetic magic, enabling us to unlock the secrets of the other grimoires. We are given insights into the Dragon Rouge, Key of Solomon, Lemegeton, Abramelin, Honorius and the Black Pullet. This is a treasure trove for the student of magic. The True Grimoire lets us experience a grimoire tradition with links back to the Graeco-Egyptian Magical Papyri and the necromancy of the original Goes. It also places Verum within a living tradition, one which has taken root in the New World, finding expression in Quimbanda and the Legion of Exus, the People of the Cemetery who have clear Verum equivalents. The copious notes of a working magician, combined with a scholarly attention to detail, enable us to use this text for it's original purpose. The hierarchy of Verum and Goetic spirits is restored, the nature of Astaroth is definitively set down. The planetary hours are explained, as are all the ritual requirements and preparations.
This is a survey of the common myths that connect all cultures, Eastern and Western, from ancient times to the present day. They cross boundaries of time, geography and culture - laying a foundation for the religious, social and political heritage of nations and peoples.
This is a manual of freestyle shamanism. The book aims to develop vision and imagination. It builds on the inspiration of such figures as Austin Spare and Aleister Crowley and stresses the need to develop one's unique magical way.
The Draconian Path is an initiatory, spiritual adventure, a beautiful quest for awakwening divine powers in the Initiate through a transformative process of self-knowledge and self-integration. It embraces symbolism and energies of those magical systems, religious beliefs, mythologies, folk-tales and literature which view the Dragon or the Serpent as the Divine Initiator, the Advesary, or simply the Archetype of Primal Terror. It takes the Initiate to the darkest roots of consciousness in order to awaken the power of the Dragon, the Primal Source of Godhhod, within one's soul.
Extremely rare. Paperback. 136 pages.
Although many of us first encountered runes in J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, this sacred alphabet is by no means a fabrication for books or movies. Similar to Hebrew letters in the sense that each symbol contains a meaning that transcends its original function as a letter, the runes are practical, flexible, and effective symbols with a variety of uses.